June 2019 at Place des Arts
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It's time to start thinking about your fall classes/lessons! Registration for our 2019/2020 season opens to the public on Sunday, June 16.

All of our 2019/2020 classes are now listed on our website, or you can view the 2019/2020 Program Guide here.  

Please note: returning Sep-Jun students are provided with an opportunity to register prior to the public registration opening, so some of our popular year-long classes may already be filled. If this is the case, you may request to be added to a wait list.

In other news, we have lots of year-end fun happening this month, including two all-ages performances of Dear Edwina Jr. by our Coquitlam Youth Theatre Company Today, June 1, and our Year-end Dance Recital on Sunday, June 16.

Keep reading to find out more about what's on, what's new and what's exciting this month at Place des Arts!

Kate Lancaster
Communications Coordinator

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what's on? 
Looking for Family Fun Today?   
Come to CYT's All-Ages Musical, Dear Edwina Jr!

The emerging performing artists in our Coquitlam Youth Theatre Company are set to entertain you! Grab the family and enjoy watching as the talented cast sing, dance and act their way through the heartwarming coming of age musical, Dear Edwina Jr. at the Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Dr, Port Moody

From the creators of Junie B. Jones, The Musical, this show follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver-extraordinaire Edwina Spoonapple, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly "Advice-a-Palooza." Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends, through clever, catchy and poignant songs.

CYT will perform two shows today (June 1) at 1:30pm and 4:00pm.

TICKETS: Adults $20 | Students $15
Available online at brownpapertickets.com or at the door (space permitting).

Dear Edwina Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 

Thank you to Metro Vancouver for supporting our CYT program

Dancers Set to Take the Stage! 
Year-end recital is on Sunday, June 16

Each June, our wonderful dancers take to the stage in a year-end recital at the Terry Fox Theatre, 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam.

This is their opportunity to shine and perform the dances they have worked so hard on all season. Our students present dances in all the styles taught at Place des Arts in two performances. The recital is open to the public.

Performance tickets go on sale June 1, 2019
In person at Place des Arts | by phone at (604) 664-1636 ext. 0
Adults $20 | Students $15 | Children under 2 are free but still require a ticket

1:30 pm: Ballet and Contemporary students of Lucienne Anczykowski and Lauren Taylor
6:30 pm: Adult Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Tap students of Kelsey de Zwaan, Ashley Binette, Megan Alandi, Bryn Kinders and Shelby Simmons
what's new? 
Students and Alumni Exhibit This Month 
Opening reception Friday, June 7 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

From June 7 - 26, we're pleased to showcase the work of our visual arts students, the advanced students in our Art Enhancement class and some of our alumni students and teachers from various disciplines.

All are invited to join us in celebrating their accomplishments at the opening reception! Enjoy fine art, two student performances, an appetizer buffet and, if you like, a glass of wine from the cash bar while you view the artwork and meet some of our talented students and alumni.

Read more about the exhibitions here
Image: Labyrinth of the Mind
by Kim Anysia - Art Enhancement
New Classes for Next Season
Get inspired by several new offerings in 2019/2020

Do you have a burgeoning rock star or illustrator on your hands? Or a kid who wants to explore how to DIY Comics? Perhaps you're interested in learning how to draw, paint with watercolours or throw a pot on the wheel! In any case, we've got a new class for you.

Check out our 2019/2020 Program Guide to read about all the new classes we have programmed for next season. You'll recognize them by the "NEW" badge beside the class description.
get inspired
My Place des Arts Story Contest   
And the winner is . . .

Congratulations to Donna Forsyth, whose touching story took first prize in our My Place des Arts Story contest!

Donna and her two children, now young adults, have been regular fixtures at Place des Arts for years. The family has had its share of challenges, and Place des Arts provided a second home for them where they found joy and solace by diving into their creativity.

Watch a short video about Donna above and
read her full story here.
Paint in the Beautiful Outdoors
Sign up for Jane Appleby's one-day class
Gain inspiration from the outdoor experience and spontaneously capture the landscape using acrylic and/or watercolour paints in Jane Appleby's Outdoor Painting: Landscape Inspirations class. This class is intended to be held at Mackin Park, but studio space is available if the weather is poor.  
Suitable for all levels, with Jane's skillful tutelage, you'll learn tips and tools to expand your landscape painting skills - and, you get to do it en plein air!
This class takes place on Sunday, June 9 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm; Fee: $50
Register online here or by phone at 604.664.1636
get informed

Call for Summer Volunteers
Come help us out at our summer camps!
Do you love the arts and working with kids? We have summer volunteer opportunities!
Come and help us out with our Summer Fun! and ArtReach camps this July and August. We're currently accepting applications from new volunteers and asking interested current volunteers to let us know your availability for summer.

Our summer camps are a great way for school students (ages 15+) to complete required volunteer hours. Adults are welcome to apply as well.

Along with regular camp volunteers, we are also seeking a few people for a specialized volunteer position as a Summer Fun! Student Support Volunteer.

Find out more and apply here
get out in the community
Austin Heights 9th Annual Daisy Day 
Saturday, June 22 | 9:30 - 2:00 pm

Daisy Day is a lively, family-friendly festival celebrating the Austin Heights neighbourhood. Enjoy live entertainment, munch on great food, visit vendor booths and much more, including a Place des Arts art activity! This free event is great for all ages .

Teddy Bear Picnic 
Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Gather up your wee ones and head to Coquitlam's annual Teddy Bear Picnic at Town Centre Park, 1301 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. The event will feature storytelling, puppet shows, rovers, gymnastics and even an art activity presented by Place des Arts; it's a fun-filled day for young children!

Also check out the Grand Parade from 9:45 am -11:00. Bring your teddy bears to watch as the parade marches up to the picnic.

Admission: FREE (donations accepted at the gates)
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